the Greens Mark Parnell is asking the Rudd government to bring
forward its promised $500 million Green Car Innovation Fund.
Unfortunately hybrids, alternative fuel and diesel vehicles still
emit greenhouse gases. The mining, manufacture and transport of raw
materials, components and finished vehicles also involves
considerable environmental damage.
Green cars do not solve obesity, traffic congestion or road rage.
Wouldn’t $500 million go a long way to kick starting an Australian
Over a million bikes sell here every year, almost all imported. Five
dollars per bike would be a minimal investment to constructively
employ some of the skilled labour retrenched from the car industry.